Environmental Pollution Technician

  • Job Reference: R26577
  • Date Posted: 31 May 2024
  • Employer: Anglian Water
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Circa £30k dependent on skills and experience (+ standby and overtime) & Business use of Company Van


Full time, permanent, 37 hour

25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays

Double Matched Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme

Private Healthcare

Dive into a world of opportunity

This role will provide essential support to our operational teams responding to potential pollution events. You will support the business in understanding the impact of discharges on the environment by making observations, sampling and taking photographs. Your assessment will direct mitigation activity onsite to ensure the containment of pollution and restoration of the natural environment.

The vital information you collect will be shared with our regulator to enable the accurate recording of pollution data in line with our performance commitments and the Environmental Performance Assessment. You will become a trusted contact at Anglian Water for our key environmental stakeholders.

When you are not responding to events, you will ensure that mitigation equipment remains fully stocked and available for use. You may also be called upon to collect valuable baseline data to inform us of the natural conditions of the waterbodies in our region. You will also support activities across the business that contribute to pollution reduction such as complex investigation work and validation of spill alarms.

You will develop integral local knowledge of catchments which will support pollution response but may be called upon to support other areas in peak workload scenarios. There is an expectation that you will be available for standby to ensure we maintain our excellent pollution response out of core hours.

You will be seen as an advocate for the environment, and you will actively model and promote a zero pollutions mindset.


  • Environmental impact assessments which include sampling for various water quality parameters, photographs and observations

  • Conduct proactive environmental monitoring and assessments to understand baseline conditions of watercourses

  • Deploy pollution mitigation equipment such as booms, sandbags and over pumping where appropriate

  • Liaise with regulators on site e.g. providing an overview of the event or receiving a formal sample

  • Maintain the quality, quantity and safety standards of pollution response equipment

  • Collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders for environmental initiatives.

  • Support the wider business with pollution reduction activities such as our complex investigations function through network survey and knowledge

  • Ensure that our pollution response is maintained out of hours by contributing to standby

  • Strict Adherence to Health and Safety procedures

Your skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Full UK driving license.

  • Experience in environmental field or water industry (desirable).

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • Passion for sustainability and environmental practices.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Adaptability and proactive mindset.

  • Managing competing priorities

  • Ability to work under pressure and at pace


  • Personal private health care.

  • 25 days annual leave, rising with length of service.

  • Competitive pension scheme - Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%.

  • Bonus scheme.

  • Flexible benefits to support wellbeing and lifestyle.

Why Anglian Water?

It's not just about work; it's also about caring for you. Dive into the heart of our company culture, where our competitive pension scheme stands out-Anglian Water doubles your contributions up to 18% (6% employee, 12% employer) to ensure our colleagues have a secure future.

Embrace the spirit of our flexible work culture, guarded by life assurance at eight times your salary, personal accident cover up to 5x your salary & personal private health care for every employee as standard.

You'll also get 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays as well as the ability to buy & sell additional days off through our flexible benefits. You will unlock a world of great discounts of everyday products & services that can take some little pressure off the costs of things like household goods, clothing & even holidays!

Join us not just for a job, but for a fulfilling, enriching career where the perks resonate with the heartbeat of a compassionate workplace. Anglian Water is a great place to work & your journey begins here!

We welcome everyone! As an equal opportunity employer, we consider all qualified applicants, no matter their gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic. We hire and nurture based on merit and a shared passion for making positive impacts. Our commitment is to foster an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong & can use every drop of their potential

Closing date: 16/06/2024

Interviews: WC 1st July 2024